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Special Measures to Support the Response to the Refugee and Migrant Situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina - Phase I

 

The project contributed to ensure the basic needs and human rights of refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants present in BiH primarily through the provision of food, accommodation and access to water sanitation and hygiene. During the project, the total accommodation capacity of the country was brought from 1,154 to up-to 4,654 beds through the opening of three reception centres (Bira, Miral and Borići), and the expansion of Ušivak Temporary Reception Centre. The project also ensured protection and assistance services, particularly for those in vulnerable situations, including access to asylum, psychosocial support, health care, guardianship for unaccompanied minors, and education for school-age children.

 

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Repair and Reconstruction of Centres for Disabled Children

Children with disabilities remain one of the most vulnerable populations in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the country suffers from a lack of support services directly aimed at this group. Therefore Centres for Disabled Children can provide children and young people with disabilities the opportunity the maximize their potential to learn, provide supportive environments in which to enjoy educational and recreational activities, as well as providing much needed respite for families.

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Psychosocial Support for Vulnerable Persons Displaced by Floods in Bosnia and Herzegovina

The overall objective of the project was to alleviate the psychosocial effects of the recent floods and consequent displacement in Bosnia and Herzegovina, in order to reduce psychosocial vulnerabilities and longer-term social pathologies, and ensure contact and engagement, safety and comfort, stabilization, adequate information gathering, and practical assistance in addressing immediate needs and concerns.

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Prevention and Awareness-Raising Campaign on Trafficking in Bosnia and Herzegovina (PARC)

The campaign intended to prevent trafficking activities by providing information and education about the risks and dangers of involvement in trafficking, including the transmission and spread of Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Infections (STDs/STIs) and HIV/AIDS, to youth in Bosnia and Herzegovina, victims of trafficking, users of sexual services, local authorities and media professionals. Nation-wide surveys have been performed for the campaign in order to obtain a comprehensive understanding of public awareness and perception of the trafficking phenomenon in BiH.

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Building the Capacities of the Ministry of Defence of BiH to provide systematic support in the reintegration of discharged personnel into civilian life within the discharge process

The overall objective of the project was to independently provide systematic support to discharged personnel as an integral part of the discharge process.

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Assessment to Facilitate an Intervention Aiming at: Building the Capacity of BiH Institutions to Address Mental Health Issues amongst Defence Personnel in BiH

In the context of the planned intervention concerning the application of international models to support the Ministry of Defence in the design and implementation of a systematic response to the potential negative impacts of past and present war-related experiences on the mental health and psychosocial wellbeing discharged and active duty staff of the Ministry of Defence, and those involved in peacekeeping missions, assessments have been undertaken to precisely define the terms of the intervention, determine the roles of relevant stakeholders, identify the basic self-sustainable structures t

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Cross-Border Returns Between Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina

The project aimed to organize the voluntary, orderly and sustainable return of refugees displaced by the conflict in former Yugoslavia by providing transport and en-route medical assistance to an estimated 16,000 Croatian and Bosnian refugees. In cooperation with UNHCR and other relevant authorities and agencies, IOM planned to organize the logistics for the return of 8,000 Bosnian refugees in Croatia and 8,000 Croatian refugees in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH).

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Mapping of Smuggling of Migrants and Trafficking in Human Beings in the Western Balkans-Bosnia and Herzegovina

Overall objective of this project was to map out the characteristics of the current and developing smuggling and trafficking networks in the key Western Balkan countries, to assess the dynamic of the various smuggling and trafficking operations and to provide a description of its patterns and modus operandi.

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Strengthening the Fight Against Trafficking in Persons and Migrant Smuggling in the Western Balkans

The overall objective of the project was to strengthen the fight against trafficking in persons and smuggling of migrants, irregular migration and other cross-border transgressions in the Western Balkans through a more effective and operative cross-border cooperation.

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